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Pequod Co.

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Pequod Co. is a new gallery, somehow opened during the 2020/21 pandemic. That fact speaks to their determination. The gallerists are Mauricio Galguera and María García Sainz. The gallery strives to present the work of artists addressing discourses and methodologies of solid validity and relevance to the contemporary world.

The gallery supports young and emerging artists’ through the production and dissemination of full bodies of work.  Exhibitions navigate between local and global artistic practices, and establish links with the vibrant national and international circuits.

Mexico, being such an important place not only geographically but also symbolically, for culture, for knowledge, for information, and exchanges in the world, is a very fertile territory for great ideas and artists doing very radical and interesting work.

—Mauricio Galguera, interviewed by Reforma

Pequod Co. also serves as a bridge between generations of audiences and collectors, and mid-career and established artists. They support site-specific projects, publications, and curated exhibitions. The gallery is particularly strong with site-specific installations.

Continually re-adapting to the conditions of the world, the exhibition program grew organically to better meet the needs of its artists, the ecosystem, and Mexico City. The gallery has also developed site-specific projects as far-flung as at the US-Mexico border, and in the United States.

Opening all but in the Zona Rosa neighborhood was a bold move. The gallery won’t receive the same neighborly support that a nearby vibrant gallery neighborhood might provide. Nevertheless, it’s a strong cultural environment and one that encourages inquisitiveness, hard questions, and advanced expression. And with Proyecto Paralelo around the corner, there’s practically a new 2021 Gallery Weekend neighborhood to hit.

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